Tuesday 28 February 2012

Less crochet, more running, work and salads

And that title pretty much sums up my first week post-flu!

I'm horribly behind with my running and desperately trying to up the frequency and distance of my runs. Being back to work is surprisingly nice, but draining. And I've actually been eating salads with my dinner, lovingly dressed with a splash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Healthy and yummy :)

Friday 24 February 2012

A brightly coloured tale

Over the last 6 months, I've quietly re-discovered crochet. It's been something easy to pick up on quiet evenings (on the few occasions that they happen!) and I find it very relaxing.

Then, last week I got ill. Nothing more serious than a bout of flu, but bad enough to be stuck at home for days on end with little energy and a woolly brain. As I recovered, I started to pick up the crochet again.

I ordered a special package from ebay...

And coupled it with a great crochet pattern from Lucy at Attic 24: summer granny square pattern...

Image from Attic24
And I got going...

They don't look quite as polished and neat as Lucy's, but I'm pleased. I'm going to make a blanket :)

Thursday 16 February 2012

A furniture adventure

I promise this is the last moving house post for a while! I've wallowed in the excitement (and boxes) for long enough now. But before I move on to new things (and have enough time to get on with some new hobbies), I have to share my weekend of IKEA...

I started with two trolleys - this picture was post-trolley-consolidation!

Monday 13 February 2012

A stunning photo

I received another great gift for the new place - a large print of this stunning photo:

photo by AndrewG :)

Framing it turned out to be a bit of a chore for A though...

Thursday 9 February 2012

Cushions, lamps and other exciting bits

After the whole moving house process (which I think I'm still recovering from!) comes the more exciting task of shopping for new furnishings. So far, there have been two exciting trips:


Seriously - how cool are these chairs?! I want them both so badly!
I love rainbows!

Tuesday 7 February 2012

Veg needed!

This evening, I desperately needed some proper food packed full of veg. Well, actually my brain was telling me that I needed chocolate and a large packet of crisps, but I overrode my initial impulses and decided I really should be eating vitamins :)

I emptied the fridge and found a selection that included: aubergine, sweet potato, button mushrooms and garlic.

That, plus some chicken, pasta and "pretend" double cream produced this yummy, unnamed dish:

Might still treat myself to a small bit of chocked ice cream later too... :)

Wednesday 1 February 2012